Archive for the ‘Abortion’ Category

Convenience and Reducing a Pregnancy

I stand resolute on my position on abortion: in all but the most extreme circumstances, I do not believe abortion is a viable option. If the pregnancy will clearly lead to the death of both the mother and the child, and it is certain it will be that way, then the loss of one life would be better than...
August 19th, 2011 | Abortion, Bioethics, Culture, Family Issues, Featured, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy, Reproductive Technologies | Read More

A Sack of Spin

. A recent article by Kevin Sack concerns pre-abortion ultrasounds, and whether they might or might-not affect a woman’s decision. But he wrote another article simultaneously–one about how only cold, cruel extremists insist that clinics provide ultrasounds. Impressive. Sack’s article is composed...
June 7th, 2010 | Abortion, Culture, Logic & Rhetoric, Media, Politics, Reproductive Technologies | Read More

Logic, Anyone? (Part I)

The most common arguments for abortion rest on fallacious logic. This is not to say that every argument for abortion invokes faulty logic. However, in my experience traveling to many US college campuses and dialoging about abortion, studying abortion ethics at Oxford, and interning at the Yale Bioethics...
October 22nd, 2009 | Abortion, Logic & Rhetoric | Read More

Taxing Tiny Tim: California Raises Taxes for Parents

In a bizarre twist that reminds one of Scrooge rather than Schwarzenegger, the state of California decided last spring to significantly reduce its dependent tax credit.  In other words, it just became even more difficult to raise future California tax payers. California parents can no longer count on...
August 25th, 2009 | Abortion, Bioethics, Culture, Economy, Family Issues, Politics | Read More

Instructions for Living Gently in a Violent World

Books that promise to radically change the way I see the world make me skeptical. Living Gently in a Violent World was no different, except insofar as that it actually did. Living Gently is a release by InterVarsity Press in their ongoing series “Resources for Reconciliation,” which addresses...
July 28th, 2009 | Abortion, Book Reviews, Culture, Human Rights, Media, Moral Philosophy, Religion, Reproductive Technologies | Read More

Piper to President Obama: No, Mr. President

The only newly originating life in the universe that comes in the image of God is man. This is an awesome thing. Amen and amen. Well done Rev. Piper and Desiring God.  This is excellent. ‘
May 14th, 2009 | Abortion, Bioethics | Read More

Sebelius and Tiller: What could be worse? Plenty.

Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius won Senate Finance Committee approval today as she moves closer to becoming the next Secretary of Health and Human Services. The full Senate is expected to vote on her confirmation within the week. Unfortunately, despite her tax indiscretions and questionable dealings...
April 21st, 2009 | Abortion, Domestic Policy, Politics | Read More

Lenten Reflections

Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, the penitential season that helps us prepare for Easter. Not all Christians choose the celebrate this season, but I think we all agree that it’s important to take time to intentionally examine ourselves, recommit ourselves to prayer, and carefully...
February 26th, 2009 | Abortion | Read More

The Invisible Abortion

For years, I’ve been involved in pro-life activities and organizations. The debate flies fast and furiously, and never ends. I’ve been considering this problem recently, especially in light of the vast amount of new dialogue FOCA (Freedom of Choice Act) has ignited, and had a few thoughts...
February 9th, 2009 | Abortion | Read More

Ebenezer Pelosi?

Nancy Pelosi wants to ‘decrease the surplus population’, Ebenezer Scrooge style. From Drudge: STEPHANOPOULOS: Hundreds of millions of dollars to expand family planning services. How is that stimulus? PELOSI: Well, the family planning services reduce cost. They reduce cost. The states...
January 26th, 2009 | Abortion, Democrats, Domestic Policy, Economy | Read More